Europe and Eurasia: Transparency in the Chisinau Mayoral Race

Press Statement

Heather Nauert

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

June 22, 2018

The United States is closely monitoring the ongoing court proceedings to invalidate the results of the June 3 mayoral elections in Chisinau, Moldova. The sanctity of elections are the foundation of any democracy and must comply with international norms. We expect the Moldovan government to guarantee a transparent court process without political interference. If any irregularities are found, we urge all parties to address them in a way that respects the rule of law and democratic principles of government, including the will of the people as expressed through elections.